Snail Comparison

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Saw an unusual sight this morning - a snail crawling across our front welcome mat in broad daylight.  Of course this needed to be documented.  So tormented the little guy a bit by putting him in the sun and taking photos on three different cameras to compare them.

I used my old Sony F828, our Sony S600 (Random Camera) and my Canon 500D (in that order in the photos below).

They all did quite well.  I've half forgotten how to use my old F828 so had to try and remember when to use macro and when not.  I think the photo I went with was using macro.  Random camera doesn't actually have a macro feature, but can get quite close.  Unfortunately it's focus is not as accurate and kept focussing on further in the background.  The Canon did well enough too, but no macro at all on that one, so have to sit back and zoom all the way.  This means the depth of field is very shallow, so the shell was out of focus when the head was in focus.

Sony DSC-F828

Sony DSC-S600

Canon 500D with 18-135mm lens



Missy said:

A camera with no macro setting! That's ghastly! I love macro images! (Looks like you had fun. I like taking comparison shots too.)

February 21, 2011 9:25 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

Yeah .. I should probably get a real macro lens for this camera... hrmmm..

February 21, 2011 10:05 PM


Missy said:

There's always something else to spend money on, isn't there. Sigh. I want a new camera...lenses will have to wait in line.

February 22, 2011 1:57 PM


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